Friday, July 25, 2014

Home Sweet Studio

 This summer I took an overdue trip to my hometown of Marietta, Pennsylvania. There I visited the Marietta Art House, which has recently closed and will soon be for sale. It is not only a gorgeous art space, but also the home of my dear high school friend, Mary Beth Lavin. We spent many cans of hair spray and hours of boy-talk here a couple decades ago.

 Mary Beth gave a tour of the home and gallery where her mother, Claire, displays her work.

When I was four years old, my brother and I took a craft class from Claire Lavin. It was my first formal experience in art making. Happiness is being able to be able to sit in the same studio where my art career began.

After the trip, I painted the studio in our home.  Here is the before shot...

    And here is the after. A little color makes a big difference.